Fifty years ago, intelligent machines were everywhere, at least in fiction. Yet here we are decades later, still doing our own chores. What went wrong?
Scientists say they've uncovered the oldest DNA ever found in the human family from a bone uncovered in Spain.
Monash University scientists say they have discovered a way to make male mice temporarily infertile, which could lead to a male contraceptive pill.
Scientists discover what the new boson particle becomes after disintegration, writes Nitesh Soni.
Why can’t I buy a train ticket on a sunny day? Because those of us who design technology typically ignore the needs of people who have to use it, writes Shourov...
The growing surveillance and censorship of the internet "threatens the future of democracy", the inventor of the World Wide Web said.
An advertisement for a toy company that produces building toys for girls has gone viral.
Research spanning 1964 to 2010 and involving 25 million youths from 28 countries shows children are heavier and run slower than their parents.
New research finds more than 5 million Australian employees work additional unpaid hours just to meet expectations.
Chemicals found in plastics. lotions and packaging may be linked to exposed women giving birth prematurely.
An unmanned spacecraft has been launched to Mars to study the Red Planet's weather and water patterns.
Would physics be “far more interesting” if the Higgs boson had not been found? Stephen Hawking thinks so. He made this bold claim, possibly with his tongue...
The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a network of NGOs and academics, has done us all a valuable service by drawing attention to the development of unmanned...
International aid agencies are being encouraged to use new technology in times of crisis.
The Obama Administration is looking to ban artificial trans fats from US foods.
Welcome to the future food movement. A collective of ethicists, food scientists and entrepreneurs who are trying to find a way to put vegetarianism in a time...
New technology could be instrumental in the improvement of international aid, reports Hannah Sinclair.
A Melbourne University study is investigating whether the chiropractic treatment offered in Australia is evidence-based.
They could revolutionise the way people shop for clothes online; virtual change rooms, coming to a laptop or smartphone near you.
The World Meteorological Organisation says greenhouse gas levels reached a record high in 2012.
Deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired Australians now have improved access to mobile phone and online communication.
A professor at the University of Western Sydney has been awarded for his work with the Chinese medicine industry in Australia.
New research from India indicates bilingual people may be able to delay the onset of dementia by years, regardless of whether they have the ability to read.
New research has found a link between being bilingual and the delayed onset of certain types of dementia.
Twitter's hotly anticipated IPO has made a splash on Wall Street, but how have other tech companies fared? Here's a quick guide.
DMT is an illegal psychedelic drug that produces a powerful hallucinatory experience, and it might even be produced by our own brains.
Researchers have used eye-tracking technology to track autism disorders by measuring the way babies as young as two months look at people's faces.
How much can you make by being a test subject in medical drug trials? Sometimes it's enough to replace your income, but are the side effects worth the money? The...
A Chinese doctor has had a breakthrough in his research of a cell that effectively regulates how the body tackles disease.
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Drug-related spikes in HIV rates throughout South-East Asia pose a risk to Australians travelling to the regional hotspots, says Professor Robert Ali from the...
The federal government has approved $5 million for protecting Torres Strait islands from annual flooding by king tides after funding by the previous Labor...
Four years ago, Ivan Franjic was playing football part-time in the Victorian Premier League and working during the day as a carpenter.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has added a Western Ugandan naming system and Mongolian calligraphy among others, on its list...
For civil war survivors in Sydney’s South Sudanese community, singing is more than entertainment: it’s therapy.
Do young Australian Muslims have to choose between being Muslim or being Australian?